Spanish Rock and Jazz Fusion Drummer Larry Martin Dies of Cancer

Drummer Larry Martin
Drummer Larry Martin
Drummer Larry Martin, a leading rock and jazz fusion drummer from Spain, died November 30, 2013 of cancer.

Larry Martin was born in Madrid in 1950. During the late 1960s he played in various pop and rock bands based in Madrid, including Condes, Grim, and Spanish progressive rock pioneers Canarios.

Martin was one of the founders of seminal band Guadalquivir (1978-1984), a group that fused progressive rock with jazz fusion and flamenco. The band recorded three now classic albums: Guadalquivir (EMI-Harvest, 1978), Camino del concierto (EMI-Harvest, 1980) and Después del silencio (Caskabel, 1983).

In 1984 he took part in Jesucristo Superstar, the Spanish version of famed rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar that featured Pablo Abraira, Pedro Ruy Blas, and Sergio y Estibaliz. In 1986 he formed his own jazz and blues band called Larry Martin Band.

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